The Missoula, Mont., area is popular with outdoor enthusiasts. The nearby Rattlesnake Wilderness and Rattlesnake National Recreation Area have hiking trails, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, fishing, skiing and snowshoeing. Missoula also is home to the Adventure Cycling Association, making it a premier location for bike touring.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park is a full-service campground with amenities that include swimming pools for adults and kids, showers, private bathrooms, laundry, a game room and a dump station. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash. Jellystone has pull-through and back-in sites with hookups that include 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer. Wi-Fi runs through the park and there are options for sites with cable TV hookups. Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are within a two- to three-hour drive. There is hiking, fishing, kayak-touring, rock climbing and bouldering at both parks.
9900 Jellystone Drive
The Missoula KOA has hookups that include 50-amp electric, sewer, water, free cable TV and Wi-Fi. The KOA has a shower facility, private toilets, laundry room, general store with Montana souvenirs, firewood for sale, picnic and barbecue areas, dump station and dog-walk area (pets are allowed if leashed, unless in the dog-walk area). Good Sam and AAA discounts are available. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Visitor Center provides a learning center on the area's wildlife and the nearby Snowbowl Ski Area offers downhill skiing.
3450 Tina Ave.
Missoula , MT 59808
Jim and Mary's RV Park
Jim and Mary's RV Park is about halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. The park has sites for large and small RVs with hookups that include 50-amp electric, water and sewer. Park amenities include showers and bathrooms, laundry, guest room, playground, fire rings and picnic tables. Pets are allowed. Glacier National Park has hiking and fishing, and visitors can see the Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park.
Jim and Marys RV Park
9800 Hwy 93 North
Missoula, MT 59808
Article Written By Eric Cedric
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.